Osceola High School (Kissimmee, Florida)

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Osceola High School
Address
420 South Thacker Avenue
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
United States
Coordinates 28°18′15″N 81°25′21″W / 28.304086°N 81.422404°W / 28.304086; -81.422404Coordinates: 28°18′15″N 81°25′21″W / 28.304086°N 81.422404°W / 28.304086; -81.422404
Information
Type Public, high school
Established September 5, 1887 (1887-09-05)
School district School District of Osceola County
NCES District ID 1201470[1]
Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace
CEEB code 100860
NCES School ID 120147001469[2]
Principal Edward Jones
Teaching staff 119
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 2,336 (2012-2013)
 • Grade 9 730
 • Grade 10 589
 • Grade 11 527
 • Grade 12 490
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Color(s)           Blue and gold
Athletics conference Orange Belt Conference
Mascot Kowboy Jake
Nickname Kowboys
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Average SAT scores (2012) 901
Average ACT scores (2014) 18
Newspaper Jake's Journal
Yearbook Osceolan
Website
[3][4]

Osceola High School (OHS) is a public high school located in Kissimmee, Florida, USA.[5] The school was established on September 5, 1887 along with 20 other schools in Osceola County. It was referred to as "the Kissimmee school" until it received the name "Osceola High School" in 1889.[6]

OHS enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is part of the School District of Osceola County. The school serves students within Kissimmee and enrolled 2,336 students as of the 2012-2013 school year. It is a minority-majority school in that students who identify as Hispanic outnumber students who identify as other ethnicities.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2012-2013 school year, the ethnic makeup of OHS is as follows:[3]

Ethnicity Percentage
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.1
Black/Non-Hispanic 13.7
Hispanic 61.3
Multiracial 1.8
White/Non-Hispanic 19.3

Smaller Learning Communities[edit]

Osceola High consists of small learning communities within the school, teams of teachers who work together to meet the individual needs and interests of their students.

Air Force JROTC[edit]

Osceola High School's JROTC ranked second in the category of Best Overall Unit out of 17 in the state.[citation needed]

  • JROTC - In 2008-2009, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 the color guards and drill teams won 1st place overall in the state of Florida[citation needed]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Osceola High School has been rated an "A" school in the grading system that uses the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test as its standard for two consecutive years.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Osceola". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Osceola High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Membership by School by Race/Gender, 2012-13". Florida Department of Education. Archived from the original on 31 May 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Evaluation and Reporting - ACT/SAT/AP Data". Florida Department of Education. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Home School website needs to be updated. Page". Osceola High School. Retrieved 26 Oct 2013. 
  6. ^ C. A. Carson (1 May 1914). "The Public Schools of Osceola County". Kissimmee Valley Gazette. 17 (19). Kissimmee, FL. p. 13. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "School Accountability Reports". Florida Department of Education. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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